Vogue Living Australia checked in to the hip new Hotel Williamsburg in Brooklyn, NYC

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Beyond the Big Apple, Brooklyn is where it’s at and the retro-vibe Hotel Williamsburg is at the very epicentre of cool, writes Lisa Thomas.

WHERE 160 North 12 Street, Brooklyn, New York. Overlooking McCarren Park, it’s right around the corner from the L-line subway and less than a minute to the restaurants, bars, galleries, cafes and shops of Bedford Avenue. With an average population age of 25 and an overrepresentation of aspiring artists sporting skinny jeans, tattoos and moustaches, Williamsburg’s residents are not just hip; they are cardboard cut-out clichés of cool. Yet, beautiful to look at. A stroll down the bustling streets full of oyster bars, indie galleries and organic diners provides a glimpse of Williamsburg village life at its most picturesque.

TALKING POINT Touting itself as Brooklyn’s “first full-service urban resort boutique hotel”, there’s simply nothing like it in the ‘hood. Vogue Living stayed before the official opening…

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